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Italian Old-Time Trio – Traditional Italian Mandolin Music

The Italian Old-Time Trio plays traditional Italian mandolin music with mandolin, guitar and double bass. It  is one of the few ensembles that still plays the traditional Italian mandolin in Italy, the homeland of the mandolin.

Last year the trio had been invited to the 8th Korea Mandolin Festival. Several videos of their performance in Korea are available at youtube. The sound in those videos is quite impressive, I think that the sound has been enhanced with at least some reverb. There are some other videos made in Italy recently with a more natural sound. The first one is a piece by Giovanni GiovaleIdillio Primaverale:

Idillio primaverile (G. Gioviale) – Italian Old-time Trio

The Italian Old-time Triob specializes in traditional Italian dance music composed during the late 19th and early 20th century for mandolin, bass and guitar. The Trio is comprised of three professional musicians from Rome, Fabio Menditto, Angelo Ercoli, and Fabio Refrigeri, who come from diverse musical backgrounds. They are dedicated to performing for modern audiences the live, complex, tradtional dance music of waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, and tarantellas that dominated popular music in Italy before recordings came into existence. The trio has performed widely in Italy and abroad. This video was recorded at the John Felice Rome Center on September 29, 2009, hosting “Sacco and Vanzetti Vivono: Their cultural legacy in film, music and history”.

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Now one of the videos made in Korea at the Korea Mandolin Festival 2009:

Viale fiorito (G. Gioviale) – Italian Old-time Trio

This video was recorded at the 8th Korea Mandolin Festival 2009.

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Playlist with 3 videos that are still available:

More videos can be found in the youtube channel of the Italian Old-Time Trio triesis: http://www.youtube.com/user/Triesis

Additonal Information

Informationen about Giovanni Giovale on the homepage of the Federazione Mandolinistica Italiana (FMI) with some free sheet music for download: http://www.federmandolino.it/gioviale.htm

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Pavlo, Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez – Mediterranean Guitars…

Once again I have discovered a fantastic concert with guitar music. Pavlo, Rik Emmett und Oscar Lopez – the P.R.O. guitar trio – have performed this concert on February, 21st at the L’Astral in Montréal

Three master players collaborate to form an acoustic trio of passionate, fiery guitars. Pavlo, Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez have each forged brilliant independent careers, garnering awards both at home and internationally and winning the hearts of their respective fans.

The trio has just released the first CD  Trifecta. The Concert on Demand of the CBC is not available any more.

Pavlo, Rik Emmett, Oscar Lopez Trio

The following video introduces the newly formed trio with some interesting video clips and statements:

Two videos from a TV show with a short Interview and two pieces:

Trifecta, Pavlo, Rik Emmett & Oscar Lopez @ City TV Interview & Performance – Part 1


Trifecta, Pavlo, Rik Emmett & Oscar Lopez @ City TV Interview & Performance – Part 2

Oscar Lopez with the amazing trio Pavlo, Rik Emmett & Oscar Lopez at City TV interview n performance on January 13, 2010. Promoting Trifecta CD.

I like this music very much and have enjoyed very much listening to the complete concert. The mediterranean style reminds me sometimes to the famous trio John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Paco DeLucia, but the group has created an own style and some new and interesting ideas.

Playliste Pavlo, Rik & Oscar

Additional Information

Website of the trio: http://www.pavlorikoscar.com/

Website Oscar Lopez: http://www.oscarlopez.com/

Incredible, irresistible; impossible to ignore…. Powerful, Fiery Hot Guitar

Website Rik Emmett: http://www.rikemmett.com/

Awards from Best Guitarist at the ‘81 Junos to Best Smooth Jazz Guitarist in 2005, along with induction into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame in ‘93, the Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Junos Hall of Fame in 2008 highlight an ever-evolving career. The multi-dimensional singer/songwriter at the heart of it has nothing to prove except the dignity and maturity of his continuing commitment to great music.

Pavlo: Pavlo.net Official Site

Enjoy the sounds of the Mediterranean. “Lord of the Strings”- Star Phoenix. “Master showman” – London Free Press. “Guitar approach flawless prestine” – RPM

Pavlo myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/pavlomusic